Adverse Event Protocol in Anesthesia

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation has released this Adverse Event Protocol discussing what should be done when things go bad for a patient receiving or who is under anesthesia.

As the author of the plan explains, the "plan of action will help minimize damage to the patient (and also to the involved practitioners) as well as promote understanding and learning that will help prevent recurrence or repetition of the adverse event."

This is a very good piece of work by the APSF and they are to be commended for creating it.